Beware of the problems associated with wet carpets and contact your local restoration immediately.
Few things are worse than water damage. Regardless of the root cause, water intrusion can not only affect your property but also your health. While some belongings can be recovered through thorough cleaning, other possessions may become unsalvageable if not restored on time. A wet carpet is one such possession.
In this guide, we’ll take you through some of the problems associated with a wet carpet that isn’t dried soon enough.
If your carpet was glued to the floor, moisture that’s allowed to stay for long will cause the carpet to delaminate. The longer the carpet remains wet, the higher are the chances of the glue breaking down. If the glue holding the carpet backing fails, your carpet will no longer remain attached to the floor.
Wet carpets that aren’t immediately dried also trigger organic decay, which occurs when the accumulated debris and dirt break down. Organic decay release off gases that pollute the air you breathe. These gases carry a strong odor that you’ll immediately recognize. If your carpet is wet due to sewerage backup or other contaminated water, the situation can be worse.
Mold spores are all around us, and they look for ideal surfaces to grow. A wet carpet that often also captures organic matter, such as dirt, creates an ideal setting for mold growth. Mold colonies will start growing if you don’t clean, disinfect, and dry your carpet within 48 hours of flooding.
Depending on the condition of the water your carpet carries, hazardous mold, such as black mold, can develop. This can create health risks for you and your family in many ways. Direct exposure to black mold can cause allergies and respiratory problems, especially in sensitive individuals or those with compromised immune systems.
Even if the water that flooded your space was clean, heavy soiling will impact the carpet. Not only will your carpet look unpleasant, but it will also smell weird. This is a result of staining and breakdown of organic decay, including the dirt and other debris that’s held deep inside the carpet.
Seek Professional Drying Services
Many homeowners don’t consider water damage to be as serious as fire damage and other types of damage, and this causes more problems.
Furthermore, some people try to address the problem on their own, which can prove dangerous, especially when mold is involved.
To avoid the above-discussed issues, call an experienced restoration professional as soon as your carpet gets wet. The sooner you contact them, the less damage you will incur.
If you’re located in Clark County or any other place in Las Vegas, STOP Restoration is among the top service providers available.
Our team will be at your doorstep within an hour of your phone call. We serve residential and commercial properties in North Las Vegas, Whitney Ranch, Sky Canyon, Centennial Hills, and many other areas.